We have had recent opportunity to fall in love with a new tool at NWFP, the percussive massager, which is a first line of defense to prevent muscle soreness/tightness and promote blood and fluid circulation. For athletes it accelerates recovery post-workouts and speeds up the rehab process after an injury. For personal or self use, it is a physical therapy tool, which can improve the overall health of the body’s soft tissues by decreasing inflammation caused by adhesions between the fascia and the muscles.
Co-owner Matt Holland just finished rehabbing himself back from a broken ankle and ruptured tendons in record-breaking time and this was an integral part of his recovery strategy. Matt’s doctor was blown away with the speed of his recovery, telling him that in the 10 years she’s been practicing as a podiatrist this is the fastest recovery she’s ever seen, going on to explain that he was 6 month along the recovery process after only 2 months.
When he started his recovery regimen, Matt religiously spent 1.5 hours a night rolling out with trigger point therapy balls his entire chain on his right side of his body to rehab his ankle and get his mobility back after the accident. While effective, Matt was convinced that there had to be a better way, and took a chance on buying a precision massage tool. He found he could get the same effect even better with the percussion massage in under 20 minutes and could use it directly on the injury site gently to increase blood flow, flush out toxins and break up scar tissue. It was a total game changer and he was now a convert.
As a mountain and extreme sports athlete Matt was stoked to use this both before and after his outdoor activities. He returned to mountain biking and wakeboarding only after 2 months from the injury, which is unheard of, and he was back to doing the things he loved.
As an outdoor athlete you are faced with the most challenging situations on your body. Our outdoor sports are essentially high force, repetitive motions for an extended period of time followed by long periods of inactivity (the car ride home)which is exactly what you want to avoid. Matt noticed that when he gets home after a hard ride, shred session or hike he feels old and stiff the rest of the day, but with this tool, because it is so portable and efficient, you can use it for just 5 minutes after activity and body will thank you for it and can be ready for whatever is on the agenda next.
We all know we should be rolling out the body before starting exercise, but rarely take the extra 20 minutes to do that. With the portable massager, you can hit all those essential areas like your IT band, rotator cuff, pec minor and piriformis about 5 minutes. You feel immediately less restricted on your chest press and can drop right into your squat depth on the first rep.
If you havn’t been exercising, and just need relief from the repetitive motion from your day at the office hunched over your computer, this tool is the cure for what ails you by keeping your shoulders, forearms, hips and neck from tightening up and causing lasting discomfort.
Recent studies have indicated that percussion therapy helps treat muscle fibers up to 30-times more effectively than regular massage and Co-owner Kyle who is a verteran Massage therapist for 15 years is a believer due to the great ease of use and immediate availability of relief. Percussion therapy helps to give balance to a target muscle group as well as tone the muscles in that area, all the while relieving tightness and reducing physical stress on the bones and joints.
Needless to day, We endorse this whole-heartedly. Get yours now for $150, they are selling the same one at big box stores for $350.